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Urban Meyer to retire as Ohio State’s head coach

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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer watches during his team warm up before the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Northwestern Saturday Dec. 1 2018 in Indianapolis

Ohio State has shared that coach Urban Meyer, a three-time national champion and future College Football Hall of Famer, will announce his retirement at a 2 p.m. ET press conference on Tuesday.

Meyer will coach his last game in the Rose Bowl vs. Washington on January 1, 2019, and be succeeded by offensive coordinator Ryan Day. Meyer's dealt with a mess of his making in addition to health problems. Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will take over as head coach.

This had been talked about since the beginning of the season, in the wake of Meyer's 3-game suspension and the recent diagnosis of the worsening of a cyst on Meyer's brain that causes painful headaches. A year later, he actually resigned, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family.

Meyer, who also won two national championships (2006 and 2008) at Florida, is in his 17th season as a head coach.

Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports broke the news on Twitter Tuesday morning. Asked if he would definitely return to Ohio State next year, he answered, "Yes". Meyer came under fire for his response - or lack thereof - in regards to allegations of domestic abuse against one of his assistant coaches. Meyer ultimately was suspended for the Buckeyes' summer program and the first three games of the 2018 season.

Meyer owns a career record of 186-32 and has coached the Buckeyes to an 82-9 record in seven seasons at the school.

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